Conservation and Land Management (Cert III) Traineeship

Ausecology is a specialised ecology, rehabilitation and environmental consultancy providing efficient, practical and high quality environmental outcomes for clients. We value our people who are passionate and driven by their desire to make the world a better place.  We love the outdoors and offer our people a workplace that is dynamic and supportive.


We are excited to provide a traineeship opportunity in partnership with QGC. We are looking to employ a full time paid trainee who is a PCCC Traditional Owner or Indigenous candidate from the Gladstone region to be based in Central QLD and to work with our team across a range of environmental and conservation projects.


To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV and cover letter to Applications close 19th February 2018.

Read the Ausecology Traineeship Brochure

The trainee will undertake a paid Conservation Land Management Certificate III and receive on the job training. Training will be in the following core skill areas including:

  • Undertake direct seeding
  • Recognise plants and identify plant specimens
  • Conduct site inspections
  • Carry out natural area restoration works
  • Conduct photography for fieldwork
  • Assist with soil or growing media sampling and testing
  • Record information about Country
  • Collect native seed
  • Control weeds
  • Collect and preserve biological samples
  • Coordinate work site activities
  • Prepare and apply chemicals
  • Implement revegetation works
  • Provide information on plants and their culture
  • Apply environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Maintain natural areas
  • Read and interpret maps
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes


Required skills and experience:

  • A passion for the environment and achieving positive environmental outcomes
  • Positive attitude, a sense of humour and a love of the outdoors
  • A good level of physical fitness
  • Current manual driver’s licence (or in progress)


We will provide a practical understanding of environmental and offset management and other optional experiences that may be available include:

  • Biocondition assessments and vegetation monitoring transects
  • Operating a drone and remote-control photography
  • Fauna surveys, including harp trapping, elliot trapping, spotlighting
  • Photo point monitoring
  • Pest monitoring and control
  • Fencing
  • Back burning


The traineeship includes:

  • Trainee wage and RTO training costs
  • Supervision and mentoring
  • Travel, meals and accommodation
  • Optional job ready extras (if required), e.g. White Card, ACDC licence, 4WD Training, Chainsaw Operations Training